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“Absolutely delicious. Truly a little gem!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Break of Dawn

Break of Dawn
24351 Avenida De La Carlota, Ste N6, Laguna Hills, CA 92653-3643
949-587-9418
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Ranked #3 of 80 Restaurants in Laguna Hills
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Absolutely delicious. Truly a little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food at this place is amazing. Former Sous Chef from Ritz Carlton makes this place an extradinary find!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Huntington Beach, California
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“I wish this place was bigger”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Sometimes it gets crowded in this little space but it's worth the effort to get a table. I hadn't been back for some time but last weekend convinced my companion to go someplace other than her "usual."

We both had the smoked salmon on oatmeal pancake with poached eggs. It was wonderful. Now I want to go back for some of the other new dishes on the menu. They are creative and beautiful and not boring like most breakfast plates.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Orange County, California
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79 reviews 79 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic original breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

We were taken here by friends who have been eating here for several years. A nondescript setting was gave us little warning as to the amazing breakfast we were about to have. The owner/chef, Dee Nguyen, has recreated a fusion breakfast menu that combines, American, Asian, and Mexican cuisines. We each ordered something different and I will now be in a quandary when trying to order there since everything was so flavorful and unique. Near Laguna Hills Mall. Priced more than your average Denny's, but you will not soon forget the meal you eat here.

Visited January 2014
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Laguna Woods
2 reviews
“Iron Chef food at very reasonable prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We discovered this little gem 3 years ago by mistake and once discovered have come back often even bringing friends from out of town, Chef Nguyen has designed a menu to make you want to try everything they serve. My favorite. is the corned beef but the tongue & tail are not to be missed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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california
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Tropical Vacation for Breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

This casual restaurant is tucked into the area next to the Laguna Hills mall. The menu is quite unusual. You won't find canned corned beef hash. Wonderful and exotic delights. The presentations are photo worthy. I had tempura eggs on a bed of shredded pork. My husband and duck and an omelette with a butternut squash corn delight. The portions are generous, the atmosphere great and the staff was very efficient. I am already planning my next dining adventure to a wonderful little slice of Vietnamese influenced deliciousness. Truly felt like we'd arrived in some exotic locale.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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